Garrawilla Creek, Pottinger County, New South Wales, Australia
Large aggregates of distinct crystals of salmon stellerite are colored by small inclusions of hematite. They formed on drusy quartz over a Jurassic age olivine basalt. Stellerite is the Ca2+ rich variety of stilbite and is confirmed as such from this locality. When one thinks of world class zeolites, one does not typically think… Australia. However, the NSW area absolutely produces amazing stilbite and rare stellerite which can be richly saturated salmon to orange colors – almost a “padpradasha” type color. Of the few pieces I have seen from this area, they are all remarkably different in their compositions. This piece hosts gemmy and translucent stellerites with beautiful crystal splitting.
Ex Kristalle (with card) Ex William Metropolis (with card) Ex George Elling
6.60 x 4.00 x 4.00 cm